Eleven Amazing Marc Brownstein Quotes that Will Make Your Day

Posted on Friday April 8th in

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Today marks another year in the life of bassist-extraordinaire Marc Brownstein. A man of many talents, Marc has been a vital part of the Disco Biscuits, Conspirator, Electron, and more. Over the years, he’s brought us countless electro jams that have helped us summon the energy to rage through the night. Here are some quotes from Marc — another year older, another year wiser — that will inspire or just simply make your day.

1. “Being in a band is such an exercise of humility and being ego-free and being a part of a team and having it be the product of everybody.”

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2.“The trick is to surrender to the flow [laughs] … they’re so smart, those fishies. You have to just be in the moment and let it be.”

3. “But it’s like anything in life … the bigger the risk, the greater the reward.”
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4. “Whether it’s LeBron James or Jerry Garcia … even the people who are the absolute best at what they do still, from time to time … miss.”

5. “It’s wild. You feed off that energy. The crowd comes in filled with it. New Year’s Eve in New York City … you can’t beat that. It’s the best!”

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6. “Whatever you are, it’s nice to have success in it.”
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7. “The best way to learn how to do things is to say yes to the things you don’t know how to do. Just dive into it head first and learn it. There is no substitute for real-world experience.”
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8. “And then I discovered the Grateful Dead from there. That’s how I got into improv, and of course then I discovered Phish, and that’s when I decided I was sure I wanted to do this for a living.”
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9. “It doesn’t matter if there are a hundred people there or 10,000 people there, it’s really the connection I am looking for. If there is a connection between you and one other person, that’s what inspires me.”
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10. “My No. 1 objective: Keep the hat clean, keep the hat fresh.”
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11. “At Cracker Barrel, I always order the grilled chicken tenders. It is crack. They put the crack back in Cracker Barrel.”
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